Sustainability Advisory Board

Creation and Purpose

The Sustainability Advisory Board (formerly the Green Task Force) is hereby created for the purpose of promoting environmental sustainability for the City, which is a way of living and conducting business to ensure a quality of life for the future of Coral Gables. The Advisory Board shall make non-binding recommendations for taking environmentally progressive actions within the City in support of promoting environmental sustainability, in addition:

(A) The Advisory Board shall recommend items identified in the adopted Sustainability Master Plan as priorities as well as track the implementation of the Plan.

(B) The Advisory Board shall make recommendations with regard to (i) improving the environmental sustainability of City programs, services, equipment and facilities, (ii) increasing the awareness of issues of environmental sustainability with the residents and businesses located in the City, and (iii) encouraging increased environmentally conscious activities by the residents and businesses located in the City; and

(C) The Advisory Board shall make recommendations with regard to possible incentives for residents, businesses, and organizations to practice environmental conservation, water and energy conservation, green development, recycling, the reduction of waste, the improvement of energy efficiency, the preservation of green spaces, the use of nonpolluting transportation alternatives where possible, xeriscaping, and other measured to help reduce pollution and keep our environment healthy for future generations; and

(D) The Advisory Board shall make recommendations with regard to goals, criteria, strategies, and Green Building Standards for the City for green building design, including energy and water efficient construction, in the City consistent with standards propounded by the Florida Building Code, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the U.S. Green Building council (USGBC), and other leading groups setting forth standards on economic sustainability.

Qualifications

Advisory Board members shall have their primary place of residence within the boundaries of the City. Waivers may be requested for non-resident members.

Membership

That the Advisory Board shall be comprised of a total of seven (7) members, five (5) of which shall be appointed by the Commission. Each of the Commissioners shall appoint one (1) member each for a total of five (5) and the Board as a whole is required to appoint one (1) member at large. The City Manager shall appoint the one (1) remaining member. Members are required to have basic knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues and most of all are motivated and have a high level of interest in helping move the city in a more sustainable and environmentally focused direction.

Appointment and Removal

That the Advisory Board members' terms of office shall be retroactive to June 1, 2017 That the term of each Member shall be for a two-year period commencing on June 1st of odd years. Appointments for the replacement of any Member or to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term.

Meetings

That the Advisory Board shall hold one regular meeting each month and special meetings at such times as the Advisory Board may determine, at the call of the Chairman or the Secretary. If there is no business to conduct, a meeting need not be held, however, the Advisory Board must meet at least semi-annually to remain active.

Public Meetings

That all meetings of the Advisory Board shall be open to the public, and a written summary of the proceedings shall be kept showing its action on each question considered, and such record shall be filed in the office of the Secretary and submitted to the City Commission.

Ordinance NO.2015-20- Ordinance that governs the Sustainability Advisory Board

Meeting Schedule/Information

(Meeting Dates, Times and Location subject to change)

Date/Time

Location

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

2019 Meetings
12/11/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
11/13/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
10/23/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
9/25/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
8/28/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
7/24/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
6/26/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
5/22/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
4/24/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
3/27/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
2/27/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
1/23/2019
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
 
2018 Meetings
12/5/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
 Agenda Minutes
November 2018 meeting Canceled

Note: Meeting Date Changed

10/15/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
9/26/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda

Presentation

Minutes

August 2018 Meeting Canceled

Note: Meeting Date Changed: 

7/26/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
6/13/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
5/30/2018
5:15 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
April 2018 meeting canceled due to the number of community environmental events during the month
3/28/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
Transportation and Sustainability Presentation
2/28/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
1/24/2018
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Biltmore Hotel
(Garden Club Meeting Room)
1200 Anastasia Ave, 33134
Agenda Minutes
SMP Presentation
2017 Meetings

Note: Meeting Date Changed

12/12/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes

November 2017 Meeting Canceled Due to Holiday

Note: Meeting Date Changed

10/24/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
9/27/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
8/23/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
7/26/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
Complete Streets Presentation

Note: Meeting Date Changed

6/27/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
5/24/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
4/26/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
3/22/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
2/22/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
3 year Strategic Plan
1/25/2017
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
2016 Meetings
12/21/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
11/16/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
10/26/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
9/26/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
8/24/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
7/27/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
6/22/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
5/25/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
4/20/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
3/23/2016
4:30-6:00 pm
Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center Theater
(405 University Dr, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
2/24/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
1/27/2016
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
2015 Meetings
12/16/2015
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes

11/18/2015
5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

1210 Catalonia Avenue 33134 Agenda Minutes

11/4/2015
5:00 pm- 5:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Resolution 2015-1
Metal Roof Memo

10/28/2015
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes

9/23/2015
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church
(3010 DeSoto Blvd, 33134)
Agenda Minutes
8/26/2015
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Coral Gables Library
(3443 Segovia Circle, 33134)
Agenda Minutes